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  • Only three more months to go before you start sending off your child to preschool for the first time! Have you decided on a school yet? Here is a shortlist of some of the preschools you may want to consider this coming school year: 

    1. The Little Gym's Terrific Tots   

    A creative, movement-oriented preschool program built on The Little Gym's developmental gymnastics curriculum for children which incorporates story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading, pre-writing and math skills development. Classes have a very low teacher-student ratio of 1:4 (2-3 year-olds) or 1:5 (3-4 year-olds).

    Superbeasties Class (2x/ week): 2 - 3 years old

    Funnybugs Class (3x/ week): 3 - 4 years old

    Tuition Fee Range: P80,000 – P150,000

    Contact Information: The Little Gym of MakatiL1, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street & 2nd Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig815-1735/ 815-1779       

    The Little Gym of  Alabang Mezzanine, Autozentrum BMW Center, Commerce Avenue & Madrigal Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa850-4060/ 850-4061

    The Little Gym of Pasig-Mandaluyong2F, Bldg. 2, El Pueblo Real de Manila, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 637-2463/

    2. LEAP

    Their curriculum makes use of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), teacher directed activities, and meaningful child-initiated experiences. On-site training and workshops are available for parents and caregivers,  focusing on common interest and child-related concerns and issues. You may visit and have your child try a class at no cost.

    First Steps: 1.5 - 2 years old


    Toddler Classes: 2 - 3 years old

    Pre-K 1 Classes: 3 - 4 years old

    Pre-K 2 Classes: 4 - 5 years old

    Pre-K Vertical: mixed ages

    Tuition Fee Range: P60,000 – P90,000

    Contact Information: 30 Greenmeadows Ave., Quezon City

    3. Toddlers Unlimited

    All areas of your child's development are considered in their developmentally appropriate curriculum. Parents are highly encouraged to participate in the program as parent-teacher volunteers in class, on field trips or on home visits. Frequency of classes vary (once a week , 2x/week, 3x/week, or 5x/week).

    Toddler Classes: 1 - 2 years old

    Preschool Classes: 3 – 5 years old

    Tuition Fee: P65,000 – P100,000 depending on frequency of classes

    Contact Information:Alabang Branch4th Level Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa850-4064/

    Makati Branch7th Floor, ALPAP 1 Bldg., LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati

    4. Creative Space

    In this science and inquiry-based approach to teaching, kids learn experientially and love the process of learning. A healthy lifestyle is promoted in their zero waste environment where fresh organic food is prepared everyday.

    Nursery: 2.6 – 3.5 years old


    Kinder Junior: 3.6 – 4.5 years old

    Kinder Senior: 4.6 – 5.5 years old

    Prep: 5.5 – 6.5 years old

    Tuition Fee Range: P48,000 – P60,000

    Contact Information: A. Mabini cor. Dr. Pilapil Sts., Kapasigan, Pasig City916-0391/

    6. Kindergarten Camp Learning Center

    Their curriculum focuses on content-based instruction and interactive and integrative methods developmentally appropriate for children. Located within an herbal park compound, children learn to appreciate nature and care for the environment.

    Toddlers: 1.10 – 2.8 years old

    Nursery 1: 2.8 – 3.6 years old

    Nursery 2: 3.6 – 4.6 years old

    Kinder: 4.6 – 5.6 years old

    Prep: 5.6 – 6.6 years old

    Tuition Fee Range: P30,000 – P40,000

    Contact Information: 47 Ticzon Park, P. Oliveros St., Antipolo City710-2341/

    7. Creative Children Learning Center

    Activities are designed to promote self-esteem in children and enable them to make choices from a variety of developmentally and age appropriate activities and materials. Teachers trained at the Disney children center integrate fun and creativity in the learning process.

    Nursery Class:  2.5 – 3.5 years old


    Kinder Class: 3.5 – 5.5 years old

    Tuition Fee Range: P67,000 – P87,000

    Contact Information:32 Riverview Drive, Blueridge B, Quezon City681-5475/

    Check out more preschools in Preschool Primer: Programs and Fees (Part 2).

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